Lot No. 61


Georges Rouault *


(Paris 1871–1958)
Aimez-vous les uns les autres (Christ en Croix), after 1930, Miserere, studio stamp and stamp of Isabelle Rouault’s signature on the reverse, oil, gouache and ink on paper laid down on canvas, 59.5 x 42.5 cm, framed

This work is accompanied by a photo certificate of the Fondation Georges Rouault.

Provenance:
Atelier of the artist
Galerie Taménaga, Paris (label on the reverse)
European Private Collection

Literature:
Bernard Dorival & Isabelle Rouault, Rouault, L’Oeuvre Peint, volume II, Monte-Carlo, 1988, no. 1653, ill. page 105

Aimez-vous les uns les autres refers to the plate 31 from Rouault’s “Miserere” series of etchings, to be considered the artist’s masterpiece, the work which synthesizes his creation as a whole. Rouault was one of the most passionate Christian artists of the 20th century, depicting numerous works with religious subjects. Because of his use of colours and his instinctive pictorial gesture, Rouault is associated with Fauves and Expressionists, although not one of the original movement. In the present work, the viewer is facing the cruci-fied Christ, a T-shape is dividing the quadrants of the painting.
Intense and meditative Aimez-vous les uns les autres is characterized by its simplicity of forms, its luminous colours and the bold black lines used to delineate form, referencing in particular his interest in medieval glass.

Specialist: Mag. Patricia Pálffy Mag. Patricia Pálffy
+43-1-515 60-386

patricia.palffy@dorotheum.at

26.11.2019 - 17:00

Estimate:
EUR 80,000.- to EUR 120,000.-

Georges Rouault *


(Paris 1871–1958)
Aimez-vous les uns les autres (Christ en Croix), after 1930, Miserere, studio stamp and stamp of Isabelle Rouault’s signature on the reverse, oil, gouache and ink on paper laid down on canvas, 59.5 x 42.5 cm, framed

This work is accompanied by a photo certificate of the Fondation Georges Rouault.

Provenance:
Atelier of the artist
Galerie Taménaga, Paris (label on the reverse)
European Private Collection

Literature:
Bernard Dorival & Isabelle Rouault, Rouault, L’Oeuvre Peint, volume II, Monte-Carlo, 1988, no. 1653, ill. page 105

Aimez-vous les uns les autres refers to the plate 31 from Rouault’s “Miserere” series of etchings, to be considered the artist’s masterpiece, the work which synthesizes his creation as a whole. Rouault was one of the most passionate Christian artists of the 20th century, depicting numerous works with religious subjects. Because of his use of colours and his instinctive pictorial gesture, Rouault is associated with Fauves and Expressionists, although not one of the original movement. In the present work, the viewer is facing the cruci-fied Christ, a T-shape is dividing the quadrants of the painting.
Intense and meditative Aimez-vous les uns les autres is characterized by its simplicity of forms, its luminous colours and the bold black lines used to delineate form, referencing in particular his interest in medieval glass.

Specialist: Mag. Patricia Pálffy Mag. Patricia Pálffy
+43-1-515 60-386

patricia.palffy@dorotheum.at


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Auction: Modern Art
Date: 26.11.2019 - 17:00
Location: Vienna | Palais Dorotheum
Exhibition: 16.11. - 26.11.2019